Rev. Theodore Docter


Rev. Theodore Fred (Ted) Dockter, Jr. 90, of Fargo, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Edgewood Vista in Fargo.

Theodore “Ted” Fred Dockter, Jr. was born June 26, 1932, at Wishek, ND to Theodore and Martha (Schultis) Dockter, Sr. Ted lived in Oregon until age ten when his family moved to Jamestown, ND. He graduated from Jamestown High School, received a BA from the University at LaMars, IA and then earned a Masters at Western Evangelical Seminary in Portland, OR. He was licensed in 1953 and ordained as a minister in 1958. On August 4, 1951, he married Alice Fuehrer at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Jamestown, ND. His ministries moved him to numerous towns in North and South Dakota. Ted retired in June 1996, but remained active in the ministry.

Ted was a member of the Dakota’s Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and was active in and attended Calvary United Methodist Church in Fargo.

He is survived by four sons, Dwight (Judy), Portland, ND, Ronald (Joni), Weippe, ID, Douglas (Cheryl), Dickinson, ND, Timothy (Debbie), Fargo, ND; one daughter, Debora (Trace) Gunsch, Titusville, FL; a brother, Vernon (Lindalinn) Dockter, Delta, CO; thirteen grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents, wife Alice and brother Melvin. Visitation: 5pm to 7:30 pm, Friday, August 26, 2022, at West Funeral Home, West Fargo. Prayer Service: 7:30pm Friday, Aug 26, in the funeral home. Funeral: 10 a.m. August 27, 2022, at Calvary United Methodist Church, Fargo, ND. Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo, ND. West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center

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